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this is bbc news. i'm nicholas owen. the headlines at 11pm: jeremy corbyn apologises on social media over anti—semitism in the party after his deputy warned labour could disappear into a vortex of eternal shame if it wasn't resolved. detectives investigating the death of midwife samantha eastwood have charged a man with her murder. 32—year—old michael stirling will appear in court tomorrow morning president maduro of venezuela blames right—wing opponents and colombia for what he says was an assassination attempt using drones carrying explosives. the government unveils new plans for organ donation. adults in england will automatically become donors unless they opt out, currently just under 40% of people are signed up. ididn't i didn't have any hesitation. we walked haley to theatre, said goodbye and i kissed her and ijust
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said, go save some lives, hayley. and at 11:30pm, we'll be taking an in—depth look at the papers with our reviewers, the broadcaster and entertainment journalist, caroline frost, and the parliamentary journalist, tony grew. stay with us for that. good evening. jeremy corbyn has again apologised for the hurt that's been caused to manyjewish people by anti—semitism in the labour party. in a video message, the labour leader acknowledged that his party had been too slow in dealing with allegations. he has not however responded to a call from his deputy, tom watson, for labour to adopt the full definition of anti—semitism as set out by the international holocaust remembrance alliance. vicki young reports. mr corbyn, when will you do enough for thejewish community to be happy
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with the labour party? he's not answering questions, but jeremy corbyn‘s under growing pressure to do something to prove he's taking the issue of anti—semitism seriously. mr corbyn‘s refused several requests for interviews. instead, the labour party filmed this message in which he says sorry for the hurt caused to manyjewish people. people who use anti—semitic poison need to understand, you do not do it in my name or the name of my party. you are not our supporters. and anyone who denies that this has surfaced in our party is clearly actually wrong and contributing to the problem. shame on you! jewish groups are angry about the internationally recognised definition of anti—semitism that the labour party has decided to adopt in its code of conduct. because it doesn't include all of the examples that come with it spelling out anti—semitic behaviour. labour says it's trying to make the code easier to enforce, but now the party's deputy leader has joined the chorus
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of disapproval. tom watson told the observer that labour risked disappearing into a vortex of eternal shame and embarrassment over the row. another senior backbencher said mr corbyn‘s video changed nothing. and she didn't feel that all reassured by more words. he seems to have difficulty understanding that this is a very serious situation that won't go away with warm words. he seems to hold the jewish community in some kind of contempt and to treat them in a way he would not dream of treating any other minority community. labour insists that mr corbyn has made it clear in the strongest terms that anti—semitism has no place in the party and the code of conduct, which is causing such anger, is about to be fully consulted on. detectives have charged a 32—year—old man with the murder of the midwife samantha eastwood. michael stirling from cromer road in stoke—on—trent
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will appear before magistrates tomorrow morning. staffordshire police found a body, which is believed to be that of the missing 28—year—old outside stoke yesterday. a postmortem examination has taken place. the president of venezuela, nicolas maduro, has angrily condemned political opponents, including the united states and colombia, accusing them of being behind an attempt to assassinate him. he said there would be no forgiveness for those responsible for what he said was a drone attack while he was addressing a military parade in the capital, caracas. venezuela's interior minister says six terrorists, as he called them, have been detained over the explosions. but president trump's national security adviser, john bolton, has suggested the incident might have been set up by the venezuelan government itself. katy watson reports. mr maduro's speech started off like all the others, a rallying call on state television to support his revolution. and then this happened. the sound cuts off. the television pictures
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continue to roll. at this point, you can hear what sounds like panicked officials trying to protect mr maduro. and then chaos. the broadcast gets cut. unverified footage appears to show the moment the drone exploded during the president's speech. pictures taken seconds afterwards show the president being shielded by bodyguards. within hours of the incident, he returned on screen, defiant. translation: there has been an attempt to assassinate me. i have no doubt that this all points to the extreme right in venezuela in cahoots with the extreme right in colombia and that the colombian president is behind this attempt, i have no doubt. the aftermath felt chaotic. the secret service, a common sight in venezuela, was out in force.
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this evening, six people were arrested over the incident. colombia has denied any involvement in the incident, as has the us. i can say unequivocally there is no us government involvement in this at all. he's made accusations, accusing the outgoing president of colombia of responsibility for what he calls the extreme right wing in venezuela. that means the vast opposition to his authoritarian rule. and he has blamed unnamed financiers in the united states. these are things he has said before. venezuela is in deep economic crisis. people are going hungry amid acute food shortages. hospitals are running out of supplies. inflation is expected to rise to 1,000,000% by the end of the year. the opposition has warned that mr maduro will use these images to take advantage of a further crackdown on his political opponents. katy watson, bbc news. more than 80 people have been killed in another strong earthquake on the indonesian island of lombok, the second to strike the island in a week.
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dozens more are being treated for broken bones and head injuries. the magnitude seven quake was also felt on the neighbouring island of bali, where officials urged people to move away from the coast. the sea rch—and—rescue operation is continuing through the night, but is being hampered by power cuts. the government's publishing plans for a new system for organ donations in england. from spring 2020, most adults would be considered as potential donors unless they opted out. ministers say up to seven hundred more lives could be saved each year. our health correspondent, catherine burns, reports. she was always bubbly, there, wasn't she? look. hayley—louise jordan's parents say she was always fun but liked to plan ahead. so she was in her 20s when she signed up to the nhs organ donor register. her family thought nothing of it. she's gorgeous there, isn't she?
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but when hayley was 32, she had a brain haemorrhage. doctors pronounced her brain—dead and asked her parents about donation. i didn't have no hesitation. we walked hayley to theatre, said goodbye, and ijust kissed her, and ijust said, "just go save some lives, hayley". public support for organ donation is high. it is thought about 80% support the idea but only 37% have signed up to become donors. in reality, only a tiny number of deaths are suitable, but the government thinks changing the system could generate hundreds of extra transplants a year. the system for organ donation was overhauled ten years ago with some considerable success. now, for the first time, more than 5,000 people have had transplants in the uk over 12 months. last year, just over 1,500 people donated organs after their death, and that is a record high. but still, there are just over 6,000 patients on waiting lists for transplants. so under the new system,
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all adults would automatically be considered as donors unless they actively opt out. in the last year, more than 500,000 people across the uk have officially said no to donation even though so far, only wales has a system where people need to opt out. scotland plans to introduce one too, and northern ireland has rejected the idea. there just isn't the evidence that this will actually deliver more organs that are in line with the wishes of the donor. and secondly, there is a fear, and we don't know if this is the case or not, that it may change perceptions of donation. rather than being seen as a gift, it could be seen as the state taking organs. so could this mean organs being taken against the wishes of relatives? the government says absolutely not. their views would still be paramount. the reality is what we are trying to do is just make it easier for people to record their wishes. by definition, that will make more organs available. but i will say that still, we will never stop looking to see what else we can do to increase the supply of organs and save more lives.
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carol says she gets great comfort from knowing her daughter's organs went on to help several sick people. we haven't got hayley, but she's living with... in other people. and they are having a healthy and happy life. catherine burns, bbc news. downing street has distanced itself from a suggestion by the international trade secretary, liam fox, that a no deal brexit is now the most likely outcome of negotiations. dr fox told the sunday times he believed the odds that britain would leave the eu without a transition arrangement next march were now at 60—40. number 10 has insisted it remains confident it can get a good deal. police in london have launched a murder investigation after a man in his 20s was stabbed to death in kingston upon thames last night.
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the man was found in cambridge gardens and was pronounced dead at the scene. officers are in the process of informing the man's family. no arrests have been made. a world war 2 vintage plane has crashed in the swiss alps, killing all 20 people on board. the aircraft had been returning from locarno in the south of the country and is thought to have been carrying tourists. swiss police say it came down on a remote mountainside, as sarah campbell reports. there were no survivors. the wreckage of the vintage aircraft now scattered across this alpine slope. 20 people had been aboard the flight back to zurich. three from austria, the rest from switzerland. 0ne eyewitness said the plane fell from the sky like a stone. what's left of it suggests that was the case. translation: based on the situation at the crash site, we can say that the aircraft smashed into the ground almost vertically at relatively high speed. the exact cause is still to be investigated. what we can rule out at this point is that there
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was a collision before the crash, neither with another aircraft nor with some other obstacle, such as the cable. junkers 52s were built and used by the german military in the second world war. the one that crashed was part of a fleet now used for sightseeing. according to the owners, it passed a maintenance check at the end ofjuly. the isolated location means there was little radar monitoring of the flight, and the plane had no black box. the question for the investigators is what could have caused such a catastrophic crash. sarah campbell, bbc news. portuguese firefighters in the algarve are struggling to bring wildfires under control as the southern european heatwave continues. temperatures have climbed to 46 degrees celsius, approaching the all—time european record. fire warnings have been issued across the iberian peninsula, as chi chi izundu reports. portugal, the latest
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country battling wildfire. some 700 firefighters are still trying to stop flames taking further hold of a eucalyptus forest near the town of monchique in the algarve. water—dropping aircraft have been assisting them, as well as over 100 fire trucks. already, more than 1,000 hectares of land has been destroyed and one village has been forced to evacuate. how far were the flames? it was about 500 metres from our kitchen. the terrain is difficult to access and conditions have been tough. high winds, dry land and record temperatures. this weekend seeing more than 45 degrees. it's so hot, people are opting to stay in. but it's not just portugal suffering. a continent—wide heatwave in recent weeks has seen deaths in spain, droughts and wildfires from greece to sweden. chi chi izundu, bbc news.
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the headlines on bbc news: jeremy corbyn apologises on social media over anti—semitism in the party — after his deputy warned labour could disappear into a "vortex of eternal shame" if it wasn't resolved. detectives investigating the death of midwife samantha eastwood have charged a man with her murder — 32—year—old michael stirling will appear in court tomorrow morning. president maduro of venezuela blames right—wing opponents and colombia for what he says was an assassination attempt using drones carrying explosives. a busy day in sport. for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's hugh ferris. good evening. georgia hall has won the women's british open golf, producing a stunning final round to claim her first major title. she's just the third home winner of the tournament in history
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and registered just one bogey in a final round 67 to win by two shots at royal lytham. hall is just 22 and hasn't even won on either the european or american tours before. i cannot believe the amount of support that i have had in the last four days. they have been amazing and helped me finish the four days. they just kept and helped me finish the four days. theyjust kept on cheering so loud and saying come on georgia. it is amazing to have the support. and saying come on georgia. it is amazing to have the supportm and saying come on georgia. it is amazing to have the support. it is a huge springboard for her to greater things. and itjust the right time. this is a nice little platform to you to build on and achieve great things, and they think your potential is really something significant within the game, within the women's game of golf. ireland's fairytale run to the final of the women's hockey world cup could't provide a happy ending as they lost to the defending champoins the netherlands 6—0 in london. malou pheninckx's impressive strike was the fourth goal of the game.
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and one of four in seven minutes either side of half time as the dutch won the trophy for a record eighth time. ireland came into the tournament as the second lowest ranked team and they're not even all professional players. laura kenny has won her second gold medal at the european championships, gb‘s third on the track. it came in the elimination race. with sprints staged every other lap and the last rider across the line knocked out each time, she stayed in the field before surging away on the final lap to win a 12th european title. she only returned to action in march after the birth of her first child and had already picked up gold in the team pursuit. to be honest, i did not feel good. i was thinking i have not put the right gear on, because it was much faster than i remember the first few la ps faster than i remember the first few laps being. i didn't know if i was going to be able to do it. you don't
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know what level they are out, because it has been a year since they did win. i was thinking i was not sure how it would go, and i was unbelievably nervous, but diplomats and when, it isjust unbelievably nervous, but diplomats and when, it is just unbelievable. i am so and when, it is just unbelievable. i am so happy. —— but to come out and win. also in glasgow britain's georgia davies has won the european title in the 50 metre back stroke. it's the first time davies has won gold in this event having won silvers and bronze in the two previous european championships. davies had already broken the european record with her time in the heats. and the men's 4x200 metres freestyle relay team have also won gold this evening. james guy brought them home after legs from calum jarvis, duncan scott and thomas dean beating the russian team who had qualified fastest into silver. catalan dragons will face warrington wolves in the challenge cup final, after pulling off a huge upset, beating super league leaders st helens 35—16. the french side scored four unanswered tries in a pulsating first half. ben garcia going over twice before sam moa sealed victory in the second half. it's only the second time the dragons have reached the challenge cup final. waiting for them at wembley
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will be the eight time winners warrington wolves. they brushed aside leeds rhinos with relative ease, scoring eight tries in a 48—12 win. andrea dovizioso won the czech moto gp ending a five month personal drought. it was an 11 year one for his ducati team. a crash on the opening lap brought briton bradley smith's race to a premature end in brno with two other riders also involved. while dovizioso won the race from pole and britain's cal crutchlow slipped to fifth on the final straight before the chequered flag. now if you'd like to know about today's football including manchester city's win over chelsea to win the community shield at wembley then head to the bbc sport website but that's all the sport for now. thank you very a much indeed. —— very much.
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the number of drug related deaths in england and wales has been rising steadily in recent years — the latest official data will be released tomorrow and may show fatalities at a new record high. in some areas the battle against drug use has been a long one. in the 1990s, widnes in cheshire pioneered a new approach that saw a reduction in deaths and a fall in crime. but the programme was then dropped. our social affairs correspondent michael buchanan has been to see the searing reality of drug use in the town today. hough green in widnes is part of a growing police problem. an area where it is quicker to get drugs than pizza, extraordinarily quicker. we watched as one drug user ordered some heroin. hiya, mate. as he did so, we ordered a takeaway.
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the contest had barely begun before it was over. i've just scored now. it took a lot quicker than ordering food. it was at my front door from phoning in to receiving it in four minutes, tops. the pizza arrived after 45 minutes. a0 minutes longer than the heroin delivery. what has drugs done to you? i'm in terrible shape, because of drugs. severe leg ulcers. deep—vein thrombosis. mental issues, breathing issues. terrible circulation problems. you name it, george rigby has taken it. his main drug has been heroin, which he has used for 45 years. drug addiction has killed several friends in recent years. and now, aged 63, he knows it will kill him, too. it will catch up with me. quite soon, i would have thought. pretty soon? i am amazed i made it this far. totally amazed.
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for a time in the 1990s, george was doing well as he attended this clinic in widnes. cigarettes injected with diamorphine, medical heroin, were given to users free on the nhs. the results were dramatic. drug—related deaths plummeted, as did levels of petty crime such as shoplifting. but, in 1995, the government shut the clinic. michael lyons was a police officer in widnes at the time and recalls the success of the scheme. you felt like you were helping the local people, even the local users, because if you can reduce a drugs death, fantastic. but also the fact that we were being impactive on people not having their houses burgled. the high death rates are blamed on an ageing group of users who have been taking heroin for decades, mixed, perhaps, with cement dust or rat poison. but there have also been large cuts to drug treatment services in recent years. we are beginning to see
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a resurgence of violence associated with drug markets. which we had thought had largely gone away. so there are signs that the system is beginning to fray, just as we are concerned that the benefits around improved health for service users and reductions in drug—related deaths are also reducing. as towns like widnes know well, policing alone will not stop illegal drugs. last month, 36 people were sentenced to a total of 180 years in prison for dealing drugs in the town. the users barely noticed a blip in supply. new dealers quickly appeared. for george, who has lived through much of britain's so—called war on drugs, there is one overriding regret. that he could not say no. look at me. this is what you get from it, if you are daft enough to carry on. this is no party? no party whatsoever.
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i didn't sign up to end up like this. michael buchanan, bbc news. tributes have been pouring in for the veteran entertainer, barry chuckle — one half of the chuckle brothers — who has died at the age of 73. alongside his brother paul, he became a fixture on children's television from the 1980s onwards. david sillito looks back at his career. i tell you what, move it towards me a bit. right. to you. to me... to me, to you. for more than 30 years, barry elliott was barry chuckle. it was a comic career dominated by a never—ending struggle with awkward bits of furniture. you could saw a bit off the cue. their children's tv show began in the 1980s. the act was made up of the classic musical routines that they had grown up with. the whole family was in show business. can you stop the music and let me out...? 0h! their dad was a comedian. their older brothers were also
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an act, the patton brothers. and young barry and paul continued the family trade. there was some early success on opportunity knocks and new faces, but chucklevision changed everything for the rotherham duo. i am sven from sweden. lam ethel...from rotherham. it is a sad day in rotherham. yeah, he was very much from rotherham and he was very grounded to the area. yeah, his heart was here, definitely. it was a big part of my childhood. like, going to my grandparents' and watching it with my granddad. yeah, it's really sad. it was slapstick and i loved it. among the tributes today, jack whitehall, david walliams and tinchy stryder, who had even recorded a song with them. # wait, i swear you're the chuckle brothers # you must be... # barry # and he's... # paul nah.#
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barry was also remembered at today's cbbc summer festival. we are sending all our love to paul chuckle and the rest of the family and, for the last time, to me, to you. and the final word, this, from his brother paul, who said "i've notjust lost my brother, i've lost my theatrical partner of many, many years and my very best friend." the entertainer, there — barry chuckle, who's died at the age of 73. we'll be taking our usual in—depth look at the papers with our reviewers tony grew and caroline frost — that's coming up after the headlines at 11:30. now it's time for a look at the weather. mostly sunny, but not everywhere? two exactly that. a weekend of contrasts. the sunshine and once again feeling very warm is not hot across england and wales, and a fine end through the day here in lincolnshire. the changes are afoot to be weakened. it was start to
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pressure by day and by night soon. an increasing chance of showers, particularly midweek onwards. and also some sunshine. we will see sunshine into monday under this area of high pressure. though the melton west, these fronts, bringing outbreaks of rain in the past few hours, piggery to western and northern parts of scotland, which has become persistent heavy. it is the same for northern ireland. it will move eastwards overnight. the mist and low cloud for that western coasts. elsewhere, clear skies with lows between 13 and 16 celsius. go through tomorrow, these are not that across northern ireland scotland, outbreaks of rain. it will tend to fizzle out, with the odd spot of red too far northern england. rates in the global eastern parts of scotland, which averages about 23 celsius you. after losing in mist mcleod across the coast, a good deal of sunshine. temperatures higher than today. tuesday looks to be the
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last very hot day we will see for a while. but that is in a cloud still attached to the weak front through tuesday draped across some of scotla nd tuesday draped across some of scotland into north—west england, parts of wales, maybe the odd patch of rain on tuesday, but slowly feeling out. tuesday mostly dry it was in spells of sunshine and averages exceeding 30 celsius in east anglia and south—east england, so east anglia and south—east england, so that will appeal to the melton west. that will start to arrive to alter a wednesday. for northern ireland, scotland, northern england, some showers around the spells of sunshine, certainly a cooler, breezy feel, but i think we will notice the difference across central, southern, and eastern england from wednesday
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to thursday. notice the drop to 22 celsius in london by thursday, with increasing showers, but many areas will stay largely dry. hello. this is bbc news with nicholas owen. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment, first the headlines: jeremy corbyn apologises on social media over anti—semitism in the party after his deputy warned labour could disappear into a vortex of eternal shame if it wasn't resolved. detectives investigating the death of midwife samantha eastwood have charged a man with her murder. 32—year—old michael stirling will appear in court tomorrow morning. president maduro of venezuela blames right—wing opponents and colombia for what he says was an assassination attempt using drones carrying explosives. the government publishes plans to change organ donation in england to an opt—out system from 2020. hello and welcome to our look ahead
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to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are the broadcaster and entertainment journalist, caroline frost and the parliamentary journalist, tony grew. good evening to you both. most of tomorrow's front pages are already in. the ft leads with a warning from the chancellor, philip hammond, to business leaders about a french—led attempt by the eu to restrict the uk's access to european
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